THIRTY-SIXTH ANNUAL REPORT Trustees of Shaw University SECRETARY OF THE AMERICAN BAPTIST HOME MISSION SOCIETY. PRESIDENT'S REPORT. Raleigh, N. C, July /, igoi . Dear Brethren : I herewith submit to you my Seventh Annual Report, which is the thirty-sixth since the estab- lishment of the institution. The number of students for the year that closed May 31st was 711 — 458 in the regular departments, and the balance in the night schools and the day industrial school. This is quite an increase over the enrollment of the past year. If we had the room and the additional facilities necessary for doing the best of work, we could easily in a short time enroll a thousand students. By managing carefully and declining to purchase many things that were necessary, we have come to the end of the year without any indebtedness. Collections from the stu- dents have been made, however, with greater difficulty than for many years, notwithstanding the general business prosperity of the country. A few of the many improvements needed have been made. Repairs and enlargement at the Missionary Train- ing School are progressing favorably, but only a part of what is needed can be done owing to the lack of funds. A new floor has been laid in the machine shop, the black- smith shop has been put into successful operation, and many other minor improvements made, which places the men's industrial department upon a better footing than hitherto, though it is far from what it should be. Some money has been collected for the Cooking School, which we expect to open near the beginning of the next school year. Substan- tial improvements have been made in Shaw Building, al- though they were only a part of what was needed. A four-story combined piazza and fire-escape has been constructed on the east end of Shaw, and this should be duplicated on the west end. The walls and ceilings of the halls have been repaired and kalsomined, and are now in a sweet and wholesome condition. The same treatment should be given the sleeping-rooms. Repairs upon the Leonard Medical Building have also been started, and the new year's opening will show consid- erable improvement, although we have not the funds in hand to pay all that is imperatively called for. A central steam heating plant, a new hospital, a large addition to the women's industrial department, and a domestic science building are our greatest needs. The increase of attend- ance in the Medical Department calls for an enlargement of the medical dormitory. The night schools were in session about six months and were well attended, though not as largely as they should have been, on account of a great lack of appreciation on the part of the more ignorant of the valuable opportunities so freely offered them. Substantial advancement has been made in industrial work in both the young men's and young women's depart- ments. Mr. J. A. Lankford, a colored young man of good training and considerable experience, has been put in charge of the men's industrial department, and has given his whole time to it, with gratifying results. The work, how- ever, must be largely extended to meet the requirements of the best modern industrial school work. In the young women's department, in addition to the sewing dress-mak- ing has been added. The work in this department in every respect is of the highest order. In my last report I referred to the improvements in the streets of the city of Raleigh, and that we should have to expend a large sum to pay our share of the cost of macad- amizing South Street — the street upon which our campus abuts on the north. There has been some delay in the work, and the city has not yet presented its bill, but the payment will have to be made sometime during the next school year. Thirty-five students have been graduated from all de- partments, and the year, I think, must be regarded as one of the best in the history of the institution. The teaching force is very inadequate, and several of our teachers have been greatly overworked. The Theological Department has done unusually good work, and has attracted a number of men of age and expe- rience, who left their homes and churches and spent the winter months receiving instruction. Notwithstanding the political changes that have gone on in the State during the last few years, the outlook was never better. The colored man is seeing, as never before, that instead of looking to politics, he must attend to the education of his children, acquire a home, and identify himself with all of those interests that tend to develop the best and highest type of citizenship. The preparation of this report has been delayed on ac- count of my efforts to meet leading members of the Board of Trustees of the Slater Fund and secure an increase in the Slater appropriation for our industrial departments. Last year the appropriation was reduced from $2,500 to $2,000. I succeeded in getting it restored, and am striving now to have the appropriation put back to $3,500 — what it was several years ago, I had hoped to state in this report that my efforts had been successful. On account of the absence from home of some members of the Trustees, I have not been able to obtain the desired interviews. I shall, however, continue my efforts, and hope that we may be able to employ an additional teacher in the young men's industrial department and also in the young women's in- dustrial department. I append herewith my financial report that has been for- warded to Mr. Frank R. Hathaway, Treasurer. Medical Department. receipts. Tuition $1,634.00 Board 4,052.24 Contributions 364.85 Old accounts 234.50 Slater Fund 1,000.00 J. W. Leonard Fund 175-00 $7,460.59 EXPENDITURES. School supplies 128.00 Boarding department 425.45 Repairs 84.63 Additions to property 33- 10 Student labor 6.00 Salaries : James McKee $550.00 A. W. Knox 550.00 K. P. Battle 550.00 W. I. Royster 550.00 R. H. Lewis 275.00 J. M. Pickle 550.00 A. W.Goodwin 550.00 Hospital Nurse 95-°° 3,670.00 Sundries : Drugs, Dissecting Material, Diplomas, Printing, Traveling Expenses 360.46 Surplus, 2,752.95 $7,460.59 6 Law Department, receipts. Tuition $238.00 Board 349-75 Contributions 50.00 Old accounts 92.00 Deficit 173.25 $903.00 EXPENDITURES. School supplies ._„__ 50.00 Boarding department 100.00 Salaries : E. A. Johnson $550.00 R. H. Battle 115.00 665.00 Sundries . _ 88.00 $903.00 Pharmacy Department. receipts. Tuition 184.00 Board 303.00 Contributions 50.00 Old accounts 37. 00 Deficit 209.00 $783.00 EXPENDITURES. School supplies 50.00 Boarding department 9500 Salaries : Wm. Simpson 550.00 Sundries 88.00 $783.00 Literary Department. receipts. Tuition $2,830.84 Board 6,819.10 Contributions 615.85 Old accounts 240. 10 Slater fund 1,500.00 All other sources 83.00 Deficiency 2 <357-59 $14,446.48 EXPENDITURES. School supplies 435-76 Boarding department 6,956 Repairs 1,817 Special improvements 1,481 For students' labor 333 Salaries : Lizzie B. Gibbs $500.00 Etta L. Jacobs 400.00 Ella C. Pegues 400.00 Ida J. Brown, on account 200.00 Four assistants 663.25 40 75 72 06 2,163.25 Gratuities in rebates 242.00 Sundries : Traveling expenses, catalogs, print- ing, diplomas, stationery, etc 1,016.54 $14,446.48 Appropriations. American Baptist Home Missionary Society 7,190.00 Woman's Society, Chicago 680.00 $7,870.00 EXPENDITURES. Charles F. Meserve $2,000.00 N. F. Roberts 650.00 N. C. Bruce 650.00 M. D. Bowen 500.00 C. W. Jewett 900.00 A. W. Pegues 800.00 Ida J. Brown, on account 250.00 Abby L. Williams 360.00 Charlotte Murray 480.00 John A. Lankford 600.00 Emma L. Miller 360.00 May C. Hamilton 320.00 $7,870.00 Summary. receipts. Medical Department $7,460.59 Law Department 7 2 9-75 Pharmacy Department 574.00 Literary Department 12,088.89 Appropriations for Salaries 7,870.00 $28,723.23 EXPENDITURES. Medical Department 4,707.64 Law Department 903.00 Pharmacy Department 783.00 Literary Department 14,446.48 Salaries from appropriations 7,870.00 Surplus . 13-11 $28,723.23 Respectfully submitted, Chas. F. Meserve, President.